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Return of martial law EDITORIAL 12/06/2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009


Return of martial law



EDITORIAL

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12/06/2009

Martial law, which evokes frightening memories of the past, unbelievably was again imposed and again with an almost similar reason in 1972: To suppress lawlessness in Mindanao.

Of course, the difference is that Proclamation 1959 limited the coverage of military rule in Maguindanao which badly needed the establishment of order due to the power that political clans wield in the area — so much so that the police .... MORE


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Bowing to the MILF FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 12/06/2009


Bowing to the MILF



FRONTLINE

Ninez Cacho-Olivares
12/06/2009

Gloria declared martial law in Maguindanao yesterday, along with the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus, which powers are vested in her by the Constitution, but only under specific circumstances.

Some lawyers have pointed out, however, that the circumstances specified by the Charter, such as insurrection and rebellion, do not warrant the imposition of martial law in Maguindanao. But this is still something for the Congress to decide and for the Supreme Court.... MORE


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Trouble in Binay Land BLURBAL THRUSTS Louie Logarta 12/06/2009


Trouble in Binay Land



BLURBAL THRUSTS

Louie Logarta
12/06/2009

The once-cordial relationship between the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) and Rep. Al Francis Bichara of Albay has exponentially deteriorated as agency lawyers are said to have slapped the Bicolano legislator with two raps in relation to car smuggling before the Department of Justice.

Ironically, the PASG.... MORE


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GMA should not resign ENQUIRY Demaree J. B. Raval 12/06/2009


GMA should not resign



ENQUIRY

Demaree J. B. Raval
12/06/2009

Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, she who stole the presidency not only once but twice, has filed her certificate of candidacy for the second district of Pampanga. There being no constitutional or legal basis for her to forfeit her seat as President while she continues to be a candidate for a congressional seat, Arroyo shall continue to be the President until noon of June 30, 2010, the call for her to resign notwithstanding.

If she resigns from the presidency, that would be very unbecoming of Arroyo..... MORE


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